Binding a quilt is always time consuming. First you need to make the bias tape and then you have to finish it by hand. So I thought I’d try something different.
I cut the backing fabric 2 1/2 inches bigger than the top all around.
Then, after quilting the top I trimmed the batting to just 1/2 from the quilt top edge (see photo).
Then I cut the backing fabric 1 1/2 inches from the top edge (see photo).
Then get the backing fabric and fold it in twice. The binding will be about 3/8 in wide. Pin and continue until you reach a corner.
At the corner fold the fabric as per photo, ensuring the fold is in line with the batting edge.
Then fold in once.
And then fold again to hide the raw edge. And so on until you complete the whole binding.
Then top stitch the binding and your binding is done in a fraction of the time traditional binding takes.